Pork Green Chile Stew

J. White Harris


This is my version of pork green chili stew. My family and friends say it’s absolutely delicious. This recipe has been a winner at a couple of chili cook-offs. I often get requests to make this chile.


★★★★★ 1 vote

8 to 10
30 Min
3 Hr
Stove Top


  • 4 lb
    pork butt or shoulder, cut into small dice
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 3
    yellow onions, diced
  • 2
    green bell peppers, diced
  • 2
    anaheim or poblano chiles, diced
  • 2-3
    jalapenos, seeds removed, and finely chopped
  • 3
    garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 lb
    tomatillos, peeled, roasted, chopped, and pureed in a blender in chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp
    coriander seeds, crushed and soaked in a scant amount of water
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1
    bunch cilantro, cleaned and chopped
  • 4 c
    chicken stock
  • 2 can(s)
    (10-oz) rotel tomatoes or 1 (16-oz) can stewed tomatoes mexican style

How to Make Pork Green Chile Stew


  1. Season the pork meat generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium high heat and brown pork chunks well in small batches, on all sides. Remove pork and put into a large Dutch oven.
  3. Discard fat and place the onions and peppers in the same skillet and sweat over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until limp, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add all of the chiles and cook an additional 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and cook 1-2 minutes more.
  5. Add the Sauteed vegetables, pureed tomatillos, dried herbs, RoTel tomatoes, and cilantro to the meat. Cover with the chicken stock, bring to a boil, then reduce to a slight simmer. Cook for 2-3 hours uncovered or until the pork is fork tender.
  6. Adjust the seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with red rice for a delightful contrast.

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About Pork Green Chile Stew

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom
Hashtags: #green chilies #pork

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